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Smart Clothing as a Noninvasive Method to Measure the Physiological Cardiac Parameters

by 1,*, 1,* and 2,3
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Graduate School of Design, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yunlin 640301, Taiwan
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Department of Fashion Design, Shih Chien University, Taipei 104336, Taiwan
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Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taipei 115201, Taiwan
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Academic Editor: Tin-Chih Toly Chen
Healthcare 2021, 9(10), 1318; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9101318
Received: 29 July 2021 / Revised: 25 September 2021 / Accepted: 27 September 2021 / Published: 2 October 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Health Assessments)
In response to global aging, there have been improvements in healthcare, exercise therapy, health promotion, and other areas. There is a gradually increasing demand for such equipment for health purposes. The main purpose of smart clothing is to monitor the physical health status of the user and analyze the changes in physiological signals of the heart. Therefore, this study aimed to examine the factors that affect the measurement of the heart’s physiological parameters and the users’ comfort while wearing smart clothing as well as to validate the data obtained from smart clothing. This study examined the subjective feelings of users (aged 20–60 years) regarding smart clothing comfort (within 12 h); the median values were comfortable and above (3.4–4.5). The clothing was combined with elastic conductive fiber and spandex to decrease the relative movement of the fiber that acts as a sensor and increase the user’s comfort. Future studies should focus on the optimization of the data obtained using smart clothing. In addition to its use in medical care and post-reconstructive surgery, smart clothing can be used for home care of older adults and infants. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart clothing; comfort; heart rhythm; physiological data device smart clothing; comfort; heart rhythm; physiological data device
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Lai, C.-I.; Lee, C.-F.; Wei, F.-J. Smart Clothing as a Noninvasive Method to Measure the Physiological Cardiac Parameters. Healthcare 2021, 9, 1318. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9101318

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Lai C-I, Lee C-F, Wei F-J. Smart Clothing as a Noninvasive Method to Measure the Physiological Cardiac Parameters. Healthcare. 2021; 9(10):1318. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9101318

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Lai, Ching-I, Chang-Franw Lee, and Fu-Jin Wei. 2021. "Smart Clothing as a Noninvasive Method to Measure the Physiological Cardiac Parameters" Healthcare 9, no. 10: 1318. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9101318

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